This quote by William Shakespeare aptly states the objective of ‘Sewa Diwas’ celebrated in Delhi Public School, Patna. Vishwakarma Puja, is a day of celebration for Vishwakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect who is credited with ‘Sthapatya Veda,’ the science of mechanics and architecture. What better juncture to welcome the efforts of the navigating force of our institution i.e. the non-teaching staff of the school. Without a doubt, employee recognition builds employee motivation. This leads to building of confidence, trust and a sense of over-all well being.
There were posters, floral décor and the entire school was ready to welcome the MUSPL staff comprising of about 180 office staff, house-keeping and transport staff, supervisors and the Director, Mr. Sandeep Jalan. Students stood at the entrance with banners and ‘Thank You’ placards. At a little distance students were ready with the Tilak tray, ‘Thank You’ cards and ‘Karma hi Dharma hai’ badges.There was flower showering at the entrance of the assembly arena -‘F’ block and the smile on the faces of all MUSPL staff was worth seeing. The assembly began with a prayer and ‘shlok’. This was followed by welcome speech by Headmistress ma’am who briefed about the occasion and the staffs’ valuable contribution in the effective running of the institution. The students performed Rajasthani dance which was mesmerizing. Principal Sir declared the pledge and added the essence of trust and loyalty to the institution in his speech. A special song was sung excellently by the ‘choir’ teachers of JW. The assembly concluded with the speech by Mr. Sandeep Jalan where he was acknowledged with a big thank you card by the students. The icing on the cake was the lemonade and muffins provided to each on the occasion of ‘Sewa Diwas’. The evening schedule began with the worship of Lord Vishwakarma, the maker of the Universe. The entire ambiance beamed with pious energy and devout feeling.
On September 22, 2018, all the family members of the Outsource Staff were invited for the evening programme. Mr. Mukesh Shahi took the forefront and managed the lined up activities. The cultural events started with a performance by the helping hands (female), ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and a folk song. In the next row was a medley presentation by the helpers. The Outsource Staffs (male) were no less; they showcased their flair in singing as well. They presented melodious songs in a row – “Devi Geet, Shiv Bhajan, Ganesh Bhajan…” This was followed by a beautiful rendition by the music teachers and the Headmistress Ms. Namrata Prasad. The evening progressed with the heartening speech of Mr. B. Vinod who articulated his thoughts and conveyed his thankfulness for the entire staff fraternity. He read out the message sent by our PVC to all the staff. He also mentioned that without the service staff, the school would not have reached the heights of excellence that it is noted for. Ms. Chetna Jha acknowledged the gathering and their family members. Mr. Sandeep Jalan also graced the occasion with his motivational and inspirational words .The program was carried further with presenting gifts and cards, as a token of affection, to all the staff members by the Principal and the Headmistress, on behalf of the Pro Vice Chairman of the school. The day concluded with dinner organized by the school management. The purpose of the Sewa Diwas got its rainbow colours; everyone present felt dignified and cherished the sense of belonging. They left the venue with a new found hope and contentment.